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‘”Is it a great sorrow”, Jocasta asks, “to be deprived of your homeland?”
And Polyneices replies: “Great indeed. Much worse than it sounds”.
Jocasta: “What is this sorrow, what is the exile’s greatest misfortune?”
Polyneices: “The biggest drawback: he does not have parresia, [the power of the word, the power to talk].”‘

Source: M. Foucault, “The Government of Self and Others: Lectures at the Collège de France 1982–1983” (tr. eng. G. Burchhell), Macmillan Publishers, 2010, p. 160.

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